Skip to main content

Leander Stillwell correspondence

Call Number: RH MS 41


Most of the correspondence included in this collection is from Stillwell to his father, Jeremiah O. Stillwell. These letters, dating from January, 1863 to the end of December, 1863, relate Stillwell's military experience to his father. Later correspondence, dating from 1898 to 1920, is from various political figures to Stillwell asking for favors, endorsements, or his opinions.


  • Creation: 1863 - 1920


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Leander Stillwell

Stillwell was a Civil War veteran, serving with the 61st Regular Illinois Volunteers (Infantry) Company D as a sergeant. Stillwell saw service in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. After the War Stillwell practiced law in Kansas. From 1883-1907 he was Judge of the Seventh District Court of Kansas, a member of the Kansas legislature from 1909-1913, and later the first deputy commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Pensions.


1 box (6 folders (41 items))

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS 41

Guide to the Leander Stillwell Collection
Leander Stillwell correspondence
dw, lgg 20 December 1973; mg 2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in<language> English.</language>
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Leander Stillwell Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 41, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States